The Commissioner’s functions as outlined in the Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016 include undertaking and commissioning research into topics related to children and young people. This research informs future work, projects, and advice aimed at improving outcomes for children and young people in SA. It includes making submissions and providing feedback to government on subjects relating to children and young people’s rights. The submissions below cover issues relating to the wellbeing of South Australian children and young people. 

Submission on the Review of Sexual Consent Laws in South Australia

Sexual consent laws should reflect contemporary understandings of healthy sexuality and consent. And while the Commissioner is hopeful that legislative changes will drive progress towards meeting the outcomes of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and...

Submission to the Northern Adelaide Transport Study

The most significant challenge young people identify as a barrier to using public and active transport is safety. Transport is central to how young people experience their community and means that any barriers impact their capacity to participate fully in almost...

Submission on the ALRC Review, 2018

Submission on the ALRC Review of the Family Law System Discussion Paper by the Commissioner of Children and Young People South Australia, 2018.